Holy wow! I don't know why, but I didn't expect this to happen so fast. Fleet Foxes' new Sun Giant EP, available on tour and digitally via Sub Pop's website, made "Best New Music" on Pitchfork today. We already knew they were a great band long ago (actually, I remember assigning Michael Alan Goldberg to write about them when I first started here back in Spring of '06), but it's still nice to see the national (and international) validation.
(And because we have to clear the air of this conflict-of-interest stuff, yes Fleet Foxes' frontman is Robin Pecknold. His sister Aja works here. I talk to her almost every day. From my office, all I have to do is turn my head to look at her).